Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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Lovely Ernestina

The holidays are upon us! How about the gift of music? You can purchase “Lovely Ernestina” by the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus and the Rum Soaked Crooks on Proceeds benefit Schooner Ernestina.

Happy New Year!

Yes, it IS a Happy New Year! THANKS to YOU! Many Ernestina supporters rose to Bob’s challenge and in one short month we have raised over $14,000!   SEMA is looking forward to 2012 surpassing 2011 in progress toward getting Ernestina sailing again.   … Continue reading

Buy Ernestina Hats at Baker Books

Baker Books is once again helping SEMA out this Holiday Season by making Ernestina hats available at the store at 69 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth, MA. Do all your holiday shopping at Baker Books.  Shop local!

Gifts to Ernestina Will Be Matched!

Dear Friend, It still amazes me, year after year, how frequently people will approach someone from the SEMA and say something like, “I sailed on Ernestina. That experience changed my life. Is she still sailing? I’d love to bring my … Continue reading

Rep. Cabral presses for state aid to repair Ernestina

Check the details published in the Boston Globe. Thank you Representative Cabral. It is encouraging to see a revived interest in Ernestina from her stewards, the elected and appointed officials of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  We look forward to the day when Ernestina is … Continue reading

This Place Matters!

Help us win $25,000 for Ernestina. We’ve been selected for the 2011 This Place Matters Community Challenge sponsored by National Trust for Historic Preservation!  We did the ground work – down from over 250, our community was chosen to be one of … Continue reading

Digital Initiative for you and Ernestina

Do you need a media make-over for you or your business?  Consider Peter Mello’s new program digitsimple.  Peter has offered to donate 25% of any revenues earned as a result of new business contracted from organizations or individuals that use … Continue reading

Celebrating with Good News for Ernestina.

Ernestina‘s supporters filled M&C Cafe yesterday to celebrate the launch 117 years ago, in Essex, Massachusetts, of Effie M.Morrissey, the schooner that became Ernestina when renamed by Captain Henrique Mendes in 1948. Cape Verdean Ambassador Fatima Veiga and Gunga Tavares … Continue reading

Celebrate 117 years of Schooner Ernestina

Filis Aniversáriu, Ernestina! Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 2-5PM M&C Café 436 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA Buffet, Entertainment, Silent Auction Reservations limited- $30/person Check payable to Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association PO BOX 2995, New Bedford, MA 02741-2995 Contact Barbara Burgo at … Continue reading

Challenge Met, Goal within Reach!

Thank you to Ernestina’s many supporters who have already responded to our membership appeal.  We have met the $10,000 challenge having received nearly $13,000 so far. Those of you who got our mailing know that we had an ambitious goal … Continue reading

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